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Posted on: 1/22/09 6:36 PM
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There are handy little plastic deely-bobs on the market that snap a bobbin to the top of the thread spool to keep them together -- a really great idea, since lots of machines don't care much for different threads top and bottom (my vintage Kenmore included.)

This idea is fast, really cheap, and works just fine for me! Loop a rubber band through the bobbin, then around the thread spool enough times to keep it secure. The rubber band keeps the bobbin thread from unwinding, but I still have to slip the spool thread through it's little keeper.

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moonchild61 said... (2/4/09 9:13 AM) Reply
Thank you. This is a great idea!
minggiddylooloo said... (1/31/09 8:40 PM) Reply
Thank you for the picture of the tip and the tip itself!
glenj said... (1/30/09 5:27 AM) Reply
If your worried about rubber bands,then use hat elastic.its a great tip,and one you don't have to fork out big $$$ for.Thanks for sharing it.
sewtime said... (1/27/09 7:51 PM) Reply
Thanks for this tip, love it!! Thank you!
Brine said... (1/24/09 11:31 AM) Reply
I like the idea for short term storage, but do keep in mind that over time rubber bands may deteriorate and break and/or leave a residue on the bobbin or spool.
ktsews2 said... (1/23/09 3:51 PM) Reply
Great tip to try!
Susan M said... (1/23/09 2:50 PM) Reply
Creative idea!
Berniev said... (1/23/09 9:55 AM) Reply
thank you ! good tip.
christine A said... (1/23/09 9:23 AM) Reply
This is such a no brainer- why did't we think of it sooner? Thans for such an easy practical tip!!
MissTaraTara said... (1/23/09 0:18 AM) Reply
Clever!
 
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